SCCR36 A look at 2 big issues: Deferred transmission and Term of Protection of Broadcasts

First: Deferred transmission. What is a deferred transmission? Here are the definitions in Daren Tang’s (the Chair of the SCCR) text of the treaty. Available here: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_12.pdf: (f) “near simultaneous transmission” means a transmission for the reception by the public… Continue Reading

KEI letter to FTC regarding interoperability remedies to address unlawful and anti-competitive actions by Facebook

KEI letter to FTC regarding interoperability remedies to address unlawful and anti-competitive actions by Facebook Today KEI sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking that the FTC require Facebook to extend interoperability remedies to third party… Continue Reading

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – Paving the way for a right for on-demand streaming services?

In April 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a new version (SCCR/38/10) of the WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. Currently, the proposed treaty anticipates the scope of application to include new beneficiaries such as on-demand… Continue Reading